General Tsao Egg Fried Rice

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So I went ahead and promised you fine folks unique recipes you can find no place else. Perhaps I drank to much but I am going to keep to my word.  Today I share a favorite lunch option of mine that mixes the wonderful taste of General Tsao Chicken with the equally wonderful taste of Egg Fried Rice.  Enjoy.

Ingredients per serving

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of cooked jasmine rice
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil (or whatever, allergies)
  • General Tsao sauce
  • Handful of breaded chicken

Optional Ingredients

  • Handful of mixed vegetables
  • Handful of breaded tofu instead of chicken
  • Hot Sauce

 

Start off by putting your 1/2 tablespoon of peanut oil in a large walled pan, a ceramic coated stir fry pan works great, anything non-stick is fine. Spread the oil around well so the rice won’t stick and so the rice fries even.  Set the burner to a medium high temperature. On my gas range I set it to 7. Before the oil heats up add your cup of cooked rice and flatten it out with a spatula as shown below.

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Season and spice the rice to your taste.  Here I have added some dried ginger and garlic along with some Hawaiian Red Alaea Salt.  Obviously since this is not in the official ingredient list, it isn’t necessary.  Just makes it taste that much better if you have on hand.

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After two or three minutes you will notice that the rice has become stuck together to form a thin rice cake. You should be able to move the rice around with your spatula without any grains separating.  At this time you will want to add the eggs. Crack in two eggs and break the yolks with the spatula. Tilt the pan so the eggs coat the entirety of the fried rice. It should look something like the image below.

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Let the eggs cook on top of the rice for another minute until the eggs are solid on the bottom but still wet on the top. At this point take your spatula and flip one side of the rice on top of the other side so that the rice has been folded in half. Then break up the rice cake with your spatula and mix until the eggs are fully cooked.

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Once the eggs are fully cooked, flatten the rice and eggs and mix it up with your spatula. Turn the heat down to medium and add your chicken, vegetables or anything else you want to add to the mix. Try to keep the chicken in a separate area because you will want to coat it with some General Tsao sauce. In this example I decided to add some ghost pepper and peanut sauce as well.

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With all of your ingredients added, mix together well and scoop out into a bowl. Add some chop sticks to the bowl for a little fun or if you really want to keep things authentic.  This recipe is great for a chop stick novice as the process creates large pieces that are easy to grab. Mmmm. I want to make some right now.

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So that is it.  Pretty damn simple, impressive to guest and the taste is simply badass.  Let me know how it turned out for you in the comments.   Hope you liked it.

 

 

 

Dan Bandekow

Dan Bandekow

Dan loves food, beer and stuff so he started this website in June 2014 to begin sharing that love with the rest of the world. You can contact him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
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